How to Use Windows Me


How to Use Windows Millennium Edition visually steps the reader through everything he or she needs to know in order to get started with this new version of consumer Windows. The reader will quickly and easily learn how to customize their desktop, learn basic software skills, use the Internet, and navigate the system tools.

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How to Use Windows Millennium Edition visually steps the reader through everything he or she needs to know in order to get started with this new version of consumer Windows. The reader will quickly and easily learn how to customize their desktop, learn basic software skills, use the Internet, and navigate the system tools.

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Windows Me is targeted at folks who haven't built their lives around computers. So is this book. It's everything a novice could ask for. Simple explanations, without a trace of condescension. Great visuals and step-by-step instructions that show you exactly what to do -- even when and where to click. How-To Hints that let you accomplish even more. All in a full-color, oversized format that'll lie flat while you follow along.

How to Use Microsoft Windows Me gets you through the "overhead" of working with Windows in a hurry: navigating the desktop, finding your stuff, adjusting your settings, maintaining your system, backing up your files. Then it's on to the stuff you really want to do. Exploring the Internet (and keeping safe there). Sending and receiving email. Editing and printing documents. Using Windows' built-in applications. Capturing images from your digital camera or scanner. Getting into multimedia with the Windows Media Player and the new Windows Movie Maker. There's even a chapter on Windows Me gaming.

It's all friendly, simple, and thoroughly visual. This is the one to give Grandma. (Or, maybe, it's the one Grandma should give you.) (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

This book uses a visual approach to teach Windows basics. Hergert, who has published 50-plus books on computer-related topics, begins with the fundamentals, teaching how to use the Task bar, Start button and toolbars; how to find files, and open them in applications; how to customize Windows settings; and how to install and uninstall software. He also incorporates information about Internet Explorer to assist in Web surfing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672319372
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/14/2000
  • Series: How to Use Series
  • Edition description: MILLENNIUM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with Windows Me 2
How to Start Your Work 4
How to Use the Desktop 6
How to Use the Mouse 8
How to Start a Program 10
How to Use the My Computer Window 12
How to Shut Down Your Computer 14
2 Working on the Desktop 16
How to Use the Taskbar 18
How to Use Toolbars on the Taskbar 20
How to Switch Between Applications 22
How to Arrange Windows 24
How to Use the Recycle Bin 26
How to Get Help 28
3 Working with Programs and Documents 30
How to Save a File 32
How to Open a Document 34
How to Create a Shortcut Icon 36
How to Find Files or Programs 38
How to Use Windows Explorer 40
How to Create a Folder 42
4 Changing the Windows Me Settings 44
How to Designate StartUp Applications 46
How to Select Screen Options 48
How to Add Items to the Active Desktop 50
How to Change the Mouse Settings 52
How to Change the Date and Time 54
How to Change the Taskbar 56
How to Change the Display for Accessibility 58
How to Change Keyboard Settings for Accessibility 60
5 Getting Connected for the First Time 62
How to Choose an Internet Service Provider 64
How to Set Up an Internet Connection 66
How to Connect to the Internet 68
How to Connect to the Internet Through a Proxy Server 70
6 Using Internet Explorer 72
How to Sign On to Internet Explorer 74
How to Go to a Web Site 76
How to Search for a Site 78
How to Customize Internet Explorer 80
7 Sending and Receiving Email 82
How to Use Outlook Express 84
How to Set Options for Outlook Express 86
How to Receive an Attached File 88
How to Send an Attached File 90
How to Send a Compressed Folder 92
How to Use Newsgroups 94
8 Managing Your Work on the Internet 96
How to Set Up Your Favorite Sites 98
How to Synchronize a Favorite Site 100
How to Use the History List 102
How to Use the Radio Bar 104
9 Keeping Safe on the Internet 106
How to Use the Content Advisor 108
How to Activate the Content Advisor 110
How to Manage Security on the Internet 112
How to Download Safely 114
10 Working with a Windows Application 116
How to Get Started 118
How to Apply Styles, Fonts, and Colors 120
How to Format Paragraphs 122
How to Save a File 124
How to Print a Document 126
How to Copy and Paste 128
How to Use Text Shortcuts 130
How to Search and Replace 132
11 Printing 134
How to Use a Desktop Printer Icon 136
How to Manage the Print Queue 138
How to Install a Printer 140
12 Combining the Resources of Applications 144
How to Combine Information in a Windows Application 144
How to Work with an Embedded Document 146
How to Work with a Linked Document 148
13 Using the Built-In Windows Applications 150
How to Use Paint 152
How to Use Calculator 154
How to Use WordPad and Notepad 156
How to Use Address Book 158
14 Experiencing Multimedia in Windows Me 160
How to Use the Media Player 162
How to Use Windows Movie Maker 164
How to Create a Movie Project 166
How to Use Digital Cameras with Windows 168
How to Use a Scanner with Windows 170
How to Work with Images 172
How to Use the My Pictures Folder 174
15 Playing Games in Windows Me 176
How to Select a Game 178
How to Play Internet Games 180
How to Sign On to the Gaming Zone 182
How to Set the Properties of a Game Controller 184
16 Installing New Hardware and Software 186
How to Use the Add New Hardware Wizard 188
How to Add Windows Components 190
How to Install and Uninstall Software 192
How to Create a Startup Disk 194
17 Setting Up a Home Network 196
How to Use the Home Networking Wizard 198
How to Add Computers to Your Network 202
How to Change Properties for the Network 204
18 Working on a Home Network 206
How to Share Files and Printers 208
How to Share an Internet Connection 210
How to Use Net Watcher and WinPopUp 212
19 Restoring, Backing Up, and Customizing 214
How to Use System Restore 216
How to Use Microsoft Backup 218
How to Use Desktop Themes 220
20 Using the System Tools 222
How to Use ScanDisk and Defragmenter 224
How to Use Disk Cleanup 226
How to Schedule a Maintenance Session 228
21 Working in a DOS Window 230
How to Run a DOS Program 232
How to Copy Text Between DOS and Windows 234
Glossary 236
Index 246
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